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Percy Harvin's return to the Bills cut short by migraines

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Percy Harvin #18 of the Buffalo Bills enters the field for warm ups before the game against the New York Giants on October 4, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. New York defeats Buffalo 24-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Percy Harvin #18 of the Buffalo Bills enters the field for warm ups before the game against the New York Giants on October 4, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. New York defeats Buffalo 24-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Percy Harvin's comeback with the Buffalo Bills lasted only a little more than a month.

The veteran receiver came out of retirement to sign with the team Nov. 1, but on Monday the Bills placed him on the non-football illness list due to a recurrence of the migraines that have plagued him throughout his career.

WR Percy Harvin has been placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his 2016 season.

More info: https://t.co/XdaZKrZCGU pic.twitter.com/HifyDV1Alv

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 5, 2016

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Harvin, 28, was active for two games -- and caught two passes for 6 yards in one of them -- before he again began having severe headaches that held him out of Buffalo's past two games, according to the team's website.

He came back to help an injury-riddled Bills receiving unit after retiring last offseason but wasn't healthy enough to be a key contributor.

"He was doing whatever he could to try to play, but I don't know that was in his best interest," Bills coach Rex Ryan told reporters last week. "We were trying to make sure he's well."

Harvin blossomed into one of the league's top receivers and return men while with the Vikings from 2009-12, but injuries and health problems have limited him to only 21 games for the Seahawks, Jets and Bills in the past four seasons.